Tag: history museum

Fort Ticonderoga Launches ‘Institutional Legacy Initiative’ to Preserve First-Person Accounts From Visitors and Employees Spanning the 20th Century

  Fort Ticonderoga today announced the launch of the Institutional Legacy Initiative, an oral history project to document first-person accounts of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum and the Pavilion, the summer home of the Pells – Fort Ticonderoga’s museum founders – which was built in 1826 and is a National Historic Landmark. The initiative will collect […]

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Grant to Support Conservation and Display of Emigrants Flag

The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership has recently awarded Fort Ticonderoga a grant to support the conservation of the Camp Colors of the Royal Highland Emigrants flag. This grant along with other generous donor support allows Fort Ticonderoga to care for and proudly display one of the rarest of Revolutionary War artifacts. Only two British […]

“Somewhere in France: Stephen Pell’s Great War” at the next Fort Fever Series Program April 15th 

Fort Ticonderoga’s 2018 “Fort Fever Series” concludes on Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 pm with “Somewhere in France: Stephen Pell’s Great War” presented by Matthew Keagle, Fort Ticonderoga’s Curator. During this program, follow Stephen Pell from his passage across the Atlantic, through his first glimpse of combat, to the injury that ended his military service. […]

 “The Great Wars” focus of Annual History Conference for Educators at Fort Ticonderoga this May

“The Great Wars: The French & Indian War and the First World War” will be the focus of the Tenth Annual History Conference for Educators to be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Fort Ticonderoga. Sessions focused on the French & Indian War (known as the Seven Years’ War in Europe) and World War […]

Happy Birthday George Washington! First President and Ticonderoga’s First Tourist

Today marks the 286th birthday of George Washington. At the time of his death in 1799, he was lauded as “First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countryman” by Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee. George Washington was Ticonderoga’s first tourist and visited the abandoned Fort Ticonderoga in 1783, while […]

Love and Friendship in Peace and War

Let us begin with a heart . The image of a heart is a common symbol of love and affection. Modern connotations of love are by no means implied by its use in 18th century artifacts, where hearts can be found from the silver hilts of swords to the skirts of soldiers’ uniforms. This particular […]

Flags for the Forts

On November 30, 1776 Ebenezer Stevens, Major of the artillery stationed at Ticonderoga, prepared a return of “Ordnance and Ordnance Stores” wanted by the Northern department. Amongst his requests were two flags or “standards” for the twin citadels of Ticonderoga and Mount Independence. Stevens requested massive flags, easily seen at a distance, measuring 30 by […]

Girl Scout Day at Fort Ticonderoga!

Fort Ticonderoga joins forces with the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York to host Girl Scout Day on Saturday, October 14 from 9:30am-5:00pm. The scouts will participate in interactive and immersive programs, visit museum exhibitions, and explore the historic site, including the King’s Garden, Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail, and the Heroic Corn Maze.

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Award from Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York

The Fort Ticonderoga Museum has been selected to receive a Preservation Survey through the Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) Planning and Assessment Services. The purpose of this Preservation Survey is to review the museum’s preservation needs concerning the environment (temperature, relative humidity, pollution, and light), housekeeping, pest control, fire protection, security, […]